OpenVMS Alpha V7.3

Sean Caron scaron at
Fri Jul 17 11:30:00 CDT 2015

I'm using a genuine DEC RRD45 so no sector size issue and it's worked fine
with burned CDs in the past to load my VAX machines ... I've never had too
much trouble with burns ... I think I just got a funky image from HP ...
other people have reported issues with it ... I could see the RRD45 getting
hung up more on it being a "700 MB CD" rather than it being a burn ... but
the RRD45 is the newest drive I've got.



On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 12:22 PM, John Willis <chocolatejollis38 at>

> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 7:53 AM, william degnan <billdegnan at>
> wrote:
> > related question - I was not able to make a bootable/readable image from
> > the ISO I have 7.3, although it might have been a bad source.  Is there a
> > best way/ best software to make a usable 7.3 install CD that will work in
> > an Alpha?   Just curious as to why I was not able to make it work.  I
> make
> > CD's all of the time from ISO, but maybe I need to do more research on
> the
> > subject as far as size and set up go for an Alpha-bootable CD, or CDRW
> type
> > I need to use, etc.   I'd offer my ISO, but I don't know if it's good.
> > Bill
> >
> Your Alpha system may not support reading burned CDs at all. I know mine
> doesn't.

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